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Director of Children's and Family Ministries:  Menita Mercuri

The Family Ministry Team of DUMC plans and offers opportunities for fellowship with the larger church family while incorporating ideas for continued faith formation at home.

Join us on Facebook at Family Ministries Davidson UMC and Twitter Davidson UMC @DUMCfamily.

Current volunteer needs (posted 07-31-17).

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Screening Form for Working with Children and Youth

Milestones for faith development

So often, Christian educators are asked about the different stages of faith development for children and youth.  Parents want to know when their child should know the Lord’s Prayer or go through Confirmation.  The purpose of this guide is to paint a broad picture of what milestones children and/or youth will experience while participating in the life and ministries of Davidson United Methodist Church. This is not a checklist, but simply a road map for each child’s spiritual journey. There will be some milestones that will not apply to every child, or do not apply to a child yet due to age or development. Children learn very differently.  The suggestions offered at each milestone are based upon age-appropriate faith development. Consider these ministry milestones tools to help guide families in their child’s spiritual growth. 

Timeline of Faith Milestones in a Child's Life

Guide to Age Level Milestones


 "Infant Baptism" is the first of these seminars, covering baptism, childcare, and beginning the path of Christian education.  If you wish to schedule a baptism, contact the church office (704-892-8277) to register for one of the following seminars and schedule a baptism date.

Sunday dates are offered from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., while Wednesday seminars are from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Sunday, March 12, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

2017 date TBA:  Third-graders receive a Bible during the 8:00 a.m. service.  "All About my New Bible" for third graders and their parent(s) will follow at 9:30-11:30 a.m.

2017 date TBA:  "Worship 101"for kindergartners & first-graders and their parent(s) 

January 27 & 28 OR February 24 & 25, 2017:  Created by God: Human Sexuality seminar for Grades 4—5 and Their Parents. 
There will be a Parent Q&A session on Wednesday, December 7 from 5:30–6:45 p.m., after which registration will be open.  Human sexuality is one of God’s greatest gifts to people. Created By God is a program designed to communicate to fifth and sixth graders that we are a fantastic creation made by God. The topics of human sexuality, values, and relationships are approached in a frank, honest, and Bible-based manner.  Space is limited.  Click here for the 2017 brochure.

January 29, 2017:  "Preschool Prayer" for preschoolers and their parent(s) from  11:00 a.m. – Noon in Room 125.

March 5, 2017:  "Second Grade Sacraments" for second-graders and their parent(s) from 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Introduction to Our Worship Video Series with Rev. Dr. Jody Seymour
"The Sanctuary" with Rev. Alexis Coleman
"Communion" with Revs. Alexis Coleman & Steve Autrey
"Baptism" with Rev. Steve Autrey
"The Sermon & Bulletin" with Rev. Steve Autrey 
"Why do pastors wear robes?" with Rev. Alexis Coleman
"The ABCs" (Acolytes, Bible Bearers, and Crucifers) with Rev. Sarah Belles
"Music in Worship and Children's Choirs" with Rev. Kevin Turner & Patty Gruce
"Why is it important to worship together as a family?" with Rev. Glenn Kinken
"What do I wear to church?" with Rev. Alexis Coleman